In honor of Veteran’s Day, James Madison University will be hosting a community screening of the film LIONESS. Lioness tells the story of a group of female Army support soldiers who became the first women in American history to be sent into direct ground combat in violation of official policy. Without sufficient training but with a commitment to serve as needed, these young women ended up fighting in some of the bloodiest counterinsurgency battles of the Iraq war. Lioness makes public, for the first time, this hidden history. The 56 minute film will be immediately followed by a panel discussion on women in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Memorial Hall Auditorium
November 14, 2011
Panel Discussion on Women in Combat Speakers:
LTC Janet Holiday
US Army-Fellow. War College-serving at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies in Washington, DC
LCDR Alex Ann Deitrich
US Navy-F/A -18 Super Hornet pilot from the VFA-41 “Black Aces” of Lemoore, CA
Captain Mary C. Blair US Marine Corps-Officer in Charge and Team Leader for Female Engagement Team (FET) missions
Captain Christy McCutchan
US Navy-Officer in Charge of Iraqi Women Engagements for Regimental Combat Team-5,Western Al Anbar Province, in 2008
1st Lt. Elizabeth H. Stroud
US Marine Corps-Served as an Engineer Platoon Commander for the Combat Logistics Battalion and recently returned from deployment in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan in 2011
This event is open to the public and is free of charge.
If you would like additional information, contact Amelia Underwood, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.